We’re following a heartbreaking story out of Virginia after a girl and her dog were killed on a busy road in Rockbridge County.
12-year old Jennarae Goodbar chased her dog Cash into the street after he ran away, resulting in a tragic collision that claimed both of their lives. Now, her family is burying the pair together in honor of their powerful bond.
People worldwide are expressing their deepest sympathy.
I’m heartbroken for the Goodbar family over the tragic loss of JennaRae.
Indescribable additional feeling of sadness to see this tragic story about family friends from my hometown now showing up in my twitter feed from a tweet from a global newspaper. 😢 https://t.co/zJgnz1pWXo
— Martha Smith (@ms4cy) October 30, 2018
Calling all prayer warriors. Please keep the Goodbar family in your prayers as they go through this difficult time mourning the loss of their sweet JennaRae.
— Deborah Knick (@DeborahKnick) October 28, 2018
💔💔😢 The mother of a 12-year-old girl killed while chasing after her beloved dog in Rockbridge County, Virginia, says both the girl and her pet will be buried together.Jennarae Goodbar died Saturday afternoon when she chased her dog Cash out… https://t.co/itjK6eQkzN pic.twitter.com/GVKfaiYncQ
— °•L♡veHas4Paws🐾•° (@RuthDBourdet) October 30, 2018
The Goodbar family set up a GoFundMe to cover funeral expenses, which bypassed its goal in about 48 hours.
Mourners are praising Jennarae’s courage and bravery.
Oh my goodness, that poor girl. 😭. She just wanted to save her baby. 😭
— Miss T (@Mistyrose78) October 30, 2018
— Jess H 🌻🇨🇦 🇦🇲 (@Jehos88) October 30, 2018
— kakic (@KatherineCoffm7) October 30, 2018
This is so sad! I think almost any animal lover has risked their life somehow for their beloved pet but never thought they would actually die from it 😢 https://t.co/gU7dBrk4oa
— Tiffany V. Bradshaw (@TVBradshaw) October 30, 2018
People also sent well-wishes to devastated family.
Bless this family rest easy knowing her bestie went with her she would not have had it any other way God speed amen!
— patricia obrien (@patrici71548866) October 30, 2018
Rest In Peace baby girl..she was just a little girl oh my god 😭and the poor puppy..I’m broken..
— Machattack (@royaspenmarcolo) October 30, 2018
So incredibly sad 😢, I can barely handle reading a happy story involving a dog, let alone this tragedy, any human with a heart of gold would have done the same thing, these two besties will be together eternally, I’d do the same thing for my or any dog for that fact.
— Wanda London (@WandaLondon4) October 30, 2018
My God that’s so sad! The love for a pet is so strong she wasn’t thinking of herself! My deepest condolences to her family and friends! God has an incredible angel in haven with her beloved pet! My deepest thoughs & prayers are with you and your family! God Bless the little angel
— Nora Gonzales (@NoraGon93416294) October 30, 2018
So sad. Sending lots of prayers to her family and friends. 🙏🏻🙏🏻💞
— Trish Blackwell (@classylady544) October 30, 2018
This story is unbelievably sad, bringing complete strangers to tears.
I am crying 😭
— Lala Purk B (@justlala0071) October 30, 2018
This is heartbreaking
— chris Kirkpatrick (@chrisk207) October 30, 2018
So tragic and sad. May Gena and Cash rest in peace
— TheDecemberGirl (@AjantaGuha) October 30, 2018
We hope the Goodbar family finds strength and peace through this unimaginable tragedy. If you’d like to contribute to their fund for funeral costs and other expenses, you can do so here.